Last Voyages: The Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never Returned by Nicholas Gray

Last Voyages: The Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never Returned

byNicholas Gray

Kobo ebook | January 6, 2017

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Looking back at the lives and sailing careers of some of our lifetime’s finest yachtsmen, this collection of eleven original, moving accounts is just as much a celebration of the good – tales of hope, achievement and courageous spirit – as it is an account of their tragic final voyages.
Included are world-renowned racers, like Eric Tabarly and Rob James, highly experienced cruisers and adventurers, like Peter Tangvald and Bill Tilman, and the notoriously ill-prepared Donald Crowhurst, as well as other famous and some less well-known sailors.
Starting with the sad loss of Frank Davison and Reliance in 1949, the book concludes with the amazing last voyage of Philip Walwyn in 2015 – crossing the Atlantic single-handed in his 12 Metre yacht Kate.
All of the men and women described were friends with or known to the author, Nicholas Gray, who himself competed in several short-handed long distance races, where he met and raced against many of these fascinating characters.
Peppered with photographs showcasing the sailors and their yachts, this is a refreshing look at those who have helped to shape this sport’s history, honouring their lives and accomplishments before detailing their tragic last voyages.

Title:Last Voyages: The Lives and Tragic Loss of Remarkable Sailors Who Never ReturnedFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 6, 2017Publisher:Fernhurst BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909911933

ISBN - 13:9781909911932

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